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St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway tours off to smooth start

The St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway tours got off to a spectacular start this morning, when the fully booked three-carriage train, Badger, took to the track for the first time in Barbados. With close to 100 people aboard, the first train ride left the starting point at St Nicholas Abbey and went on a journey […]

Excellence in the Arts

By Anesta Henry The 45th staging of the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) was a showcase and celebration of the pursuit of excellence in the Arts. Barbadians from all walks of life creatively expressed themselves in song, music, dance, drama, film, photography, cooking, literature, craft and visual arts. As Minister of Creative Economy, […]

Pan, violins, choirs and dance

Frank Collymore Hall came alive on Sunday night with a combination of sweet singing, drumming, and a touch of dancing. It was the night that the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Performing Arts Finals, Digicel Music Night, was held. The scores that flocked to the venue to witness the performances by school children […]

Calypsonian The Mighty Shadow has died

Popular Trinidadian Calypsonian Winston The Mighty Shadow Bailey passed away this morning at the age of 77. Shadow suffered a stroke on Sunday and died this morning. The veteran calypsonian  is known for  his hit song , including Yuh Looking For Horn,  Bassman, Dingolay, Tension, Stranger.

Miss Universe Barbados 2018 crowned

Meghan Theobalds is Miss Universe Barbados 2018. She was all smiles as Miss Universe Barbados 2017 Leslie Chapman-Andrews placed the coveted crown on her head at the end of tonight’s competition held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Miss Universe 2018 is slated for Bangkok, Thailand and Theobalds said she was looking forward to the road […]

Aretha honoured at her father’s Baptist Church in Detroit

SOURCE- AFP – Congregants celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father’s Baptist church in Detroit at the first Sunday service since her death, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career. Civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, now frail himself, was given […]

Cosplayers, costumes and pop culture galore

The wild and wacky will take centre stage this weekend as thousands of fans are expected to pack the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre for the ninth edition of the Flow AnimeKon Expo. This year, the Caribbean’s premier pop convention is being held under the theme World of Wonder and several international actors and cosplayers, including […]

Argentina and Barbados continue to celebrate friendship

Argentina continues celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Barbados. Last Friday, the local community enjoyed an evening of Argentine theatre, with the play La Négrophilie, at the Frank Collymore Hall. The play is on the life and works of Josephine Baker which written and starred by Zakiya Iman Markland in collaboration with Argentine director and […]

A family affair

Hundreds assembled at the BIDC car park on the Princess Alice Highway Saturday night to party till the break of dawn and celebrate with Mr Crop Over – Lil Rick. The Flow’s Dis Is Rick True Story had plenty of local talent on stage with over 30 acts performing. There was even a top-notch performance […]

Rihanna will not receive UWI honorary degree this year

Barbadian international singing sensation Rihanna will not be receiving an honorary doctorate as previously announced by the UWI Open Campus. The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus issued a statement this evening indicating that Rihanna will not receive the award this year. Below is the full statement. The University of the West Indies, […]

Rihanna to get top UWI honour

  Barbadian international singing sensation Rihanna is set to receive another top accolade. The University of the West Indies has announced that the Grammy-award winning star would be awarded an Honorary Doctors of Letters at this year’s graduation ceremonies. A notice issued by the UWI Open Campus said Robyn Rihanna Fenty would receive the award […]

Major musical milestone

Richard Stoute Teen Talent is celebrating its 42nd year of developing the music industry in Barbados. Speaking to the media at the Clement Payne Centre, Richard Stoute stated that despite him not being officially named a cultural ambassador for Barbados he will still continue to invest in the future entertainers of Barbados. “It really does […]

Kevin Small wins big at Grand Kadooment 2018

  Band leader and designer of Fifth Element Kevin Small is in winner’s row for the second straight year at Grand Kadooment. He copped the Robert Weekes award for Best Festival Designer and will drive away with a new vehicle from MQI and $7, 500. Small also captured awards for Presentation of the Year, Small […]

A Grand Kadooment

Scores of Barbadians and visitors braved the scorching heat and turned up at the National Stadium in Waterford, St Michael this morning to witness the parade of costume bands at Grand Kadooment, signalling the climax of the 2018 Crop Over Festival. While five registered bands failed to turn up, this did not diminish the impact, […]

Lil Rick is 2018 Road March King

  Lil Rick has copped his fourth title for Crop Over 2018. He won this year’s Road March title with his song Mudda Sally. Lil Rick who also won the International Bashment Soca competition, the Sweet Soca Title and Jam Tune competition for the most frequently played song during the Foreday Mornin’ last weekend wins […]

A sight to behold

  Hundreds of spectators lined the Black Rock, St Michael stretch eager for a glimpse of the revelry and masquerade of Grand Kadooment. As the soca blared from the passing bands, the young and the old joined the revellers as they chipped, whined and belted some of this year’s top soca singles at the top […]

Grand time at Bank Hall

  Having partied for more than a mile, the verve and enthusiasm of revellers participating in this year’s Grand Kadooment, had not waned in the least when they approached Bank Hall. Hundreds of Barbadians and visitors flocked to the sidelines to see the bands parading in their colorful splendor. Spectators could be seen using any […]

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